They Called Us Enemy Review

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Ebook, 208 Pages
Graphic Novel/ Memoir/ History
By: George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer), Harmony Becker (Artist)
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

🌟 I have discovered this book through the GR choice awards this year. I have read many good graphic novel this year and I think this one should win because it is important for more people to read it. I am not a fan of historical books but this year, I have been learning much history through graphic novels and lighter novels.

🌟 I read much about the Jew concentration camps but this story is a bit different. It talks about the American concentration camps for the Japanese people and I never thought of this before and it was such an eye-opening book.

🌟 There are 2 choices that were smart regarding this book, that the main character was a kid and the artist did a great job with the black and white illustrations! I think it succeeded in capturing the vibes of the story so well! Not to mention that the artist had a very simple, clean and accurate art style.

🌟 The kids always make this kind of stories lighter for me -but sadder- and there is just something great in reading about their innocence and that war is always a bad choice! I don’t have much to say about this but if you have a few hours to spare, then this is a great book for sure and I hope it wins the GR awards although I am certain it won’t.

🌟 Summary: an important story with great art style, great characters and an important message. Read it if you like graphic novels and historical books.

3 Comments

  1. I’m not a big fan of memoire, though I can’t say I have anything against them – I just prefer to read something that will take me away from reality. Anyway, this is the second post on American concentration camps for Japanese I’ve seen today.

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